Egg donation & Sperm donation

Egg donation is the process by which a woman donates eggs to enable another woman to conceive as part of an assisted reproduction treatment or for biomedical research. For assisted reproduction purposes, egg donation typically involves in vitro fertilization technology, with the eggs being fertilized in the laboratory; more rarely, unfertilized eggs may be frozen and stored for later use.

Egg donation is a tricky process. Donors restrict sexual activity for six weeks. They are given a course of hormone therapy, and they finally undergo outpatient surgery, during which eggs are harvested. Egg donors are also valued, even cherished. Women are prepared for the emotional consequences of donating their genes and are repeatedly thanked for "giving the gift of life." 

Sperm donors, like egg donors, also must restrict their sexual activity to certain allowed days, and they often sign year-long contracts. So the impact of donation on their sex lives is greater than the impact of donation on women's sex lives.

Men are given far less preparation to help them understand what it means to donate their genes, and they are rarely acknowledged by the couples they help.